This recipe produces a very red, shiny candied apple. You can substitute a drop of cinnamon oil for the candies. After the apples are cooled, you can wrap them in colored plastic wrap and tie shut with curling ribbon. Makes a nice Halloween party treat.

Recipe Summary

cook:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 apples
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Insert a wooden craft stick into the bottom of each apple. Butter a baking sheet and set aside.

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  • Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Heat, without stirring, to 270 to 290 degrees F (132 to 143 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard but pliable threads. Remove from heat and stir in candies and food coloring until just mixed.

  • Holding each apple by its stick, quickly twirl in syrup, tilting pan to cover apple. Lift out of syrup, turning to allow drips to adhere to apple. Place apples on prepared baking sheet to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 110.1g 36% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 14.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
Looked and tasted just like the candy apples at the fair but they were a little time consuming to make. The kids loved them at our annual hayride! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2004
I just tried this recipie and I used the hard cinnamon candies which I found out wasn't a very good ideal. It made the apples a suggary color. Then I tried it using the cinammon oil and had much better results. Thanks so much for the tip about the oil. I just love candied apples Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2004
I just tried this recipie and I used the hard cinnamon candies which I found out wasn't a very good ideal. It made the apples a suggary color. Then I tried it using the cinammon oil and had much better results. Thanks so much for the tip about the oil. I just love candied apples Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
Looked and tasted just like the candy apples at the fair but they were a little time consuming to make. The kids loved them at our annual hayride! Read More
(52)
Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2004
Not bad but you must cook the syrup as stated or the candy won't be correct. The first time I tried it it was great. The second time terrible. You really need a candy thermometer for it to be the perfect candy apple. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/03/2004
The apples came out so hard we couldn't eat them! Also don't use the cinnamon oil it makes them bitter! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2006
These turned out great just like the ones at the Fair. I followed the instructions exactly made sure to put the apples in the freezer before i coated them and right after for about 10mins each time... Turned out great everyone loved them! Thanks for sharing this Recipe... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2007
Great receipe! I added blue food coloring and the apples came out purple. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2006
I used a candy themometer and cooked it to 305. It hardened like it was supposed too but the flavor isn't like candy apples at the fair. I really don't like the flavor at all. I'll see what my kids think when they get home from school. Maybe I'll try it using red hot candies. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2012
These came out beautifully. First of all I added 1/4 of red hots and a touch of red candy coloring at the end of cooking. When you reach around 250 degrees add your candies then take it up to around 300 degrees. Stir carefully when you take the pan off the stove and work quickly. My apples in the picture are green granny smiths and you can clearly see the candy coating covered them beautifully. I will use this recipe again and again. Thank You All Recipes. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
07/27/2010
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